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There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Kunming by plane, subway, bus or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, line 3 subway  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Kunming (KMG) BKK - KMG
  2. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

¥663 - ¥2027

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Fly from Don Muang, line 3 subway  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kunming (KMG) DMK - KMG
  2. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

¥556 - ¥1726

4 alternative options

Bus  •  45h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Nan
  2. Take the bus from Nan to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan

¥852 - ¥944

Bus via Loei  •  46h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Loei Vip
  2. Take the bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan

¥683 - ¥862

Bus #2  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
  2. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan

¥981 - ¥986

Drive  •  23h 24m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kunming 1771.1 km

¥1100 - ¥1600

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kunming is to bus via Loei which costs ฿3000 - ฿3900 and takes 46h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kunming is to fly and line 3 subway which costs ฿2900 - ฿9500 and takes 5h 2m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Kunming is 1276 km. The road distance is 1771.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Kunming without a car is to bus which takes 45h 48m and costs ฿3800 - ฿4300.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Bangkok to Kunming, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Kunming is 1h ahead of Bangkok. It is currently 6:02 AM in Bangkok and 7:02 AM in Kunming.

Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Kunming is 1771 km. It takes approximately 23h 24m to drive from Bangkok to Kunming.

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Shandong Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and three other airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 1276.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Kunming, China?

You can take a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Kunming via Nan, Luang Prabang - Naluang Station, Kunming Yunnan, and South Bus Station in around 45h 48m.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥2600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥3900
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥1700
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥2900
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥2000
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
¥450 - ¥3000
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥1150 - ¥1250
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥2 - ¥7
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Nan
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥110 - ¥180
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
¥112
Super
¥130
Supreme
¥177
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Nan Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥160
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥85 - ¥130
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥60 - ¥160
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Nan
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥194
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Nan to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥209
Schedules at
naluangstation.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥535
Book at
12go.asia
Sun Bus
Phone
081-8794949
Email
sunbus2112@hotmail.com
Website
sunbus.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Loei
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥161
Schedules at
sunbus.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
AirMuang Loei Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥121
Schedules at
12go.asia
Kradueng Tour
Phone
02 2696999
Website
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Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥141
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥291
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥153
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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